What we're about

A group to meet friendly people in and around Richmond borough. Whatever your age, job, etc you're all welcome. I'll try and vary the events, including some outside of Richmond borough for a change. Please keep in mind there will be both extroverts as well introverts coming along, some people who may have had a hard time and are just getting over it. So please be respectful and non-judgemental towards others, while also having fun :)

Upcoming events (4+)

Help needed for university project - Survey about Security and online dating pls

Hello Everyone

I used to run the Richmond Socialites a few years ago and I would like to ask for your help. I am doing my master's dissertation looking at security options in online dating. I have created a survey aimed at those who use online dating, have used online dating in the past or are considering using online dating. The survey is completely anonymous and you will find an information sheet in the survey link below. You will

I would really appreciate any help.




What is the study about?
This small-scale research project looks at the viability of using ID verification on dating sites to protect users against criminal activities such as romance fraud. There are numerous ID verification methods that can be used to confirm that the person creating an account is alive and is the actual person shown on the account.
Romance fraud is a financially and emotionally devastating crime for those targeted. Identifying and bringing the perpetrators to justice is a difficult task so prevention and education is essential.
The project aims to look how the implementation of an ID verification method on a site will impact on the user’s awareness and vulnerability to romance fraud targeting.

What will happen if I agree to take part in this research?
As an individual in the dating or socialising community, your participation in this study will be greatly appreciated and will give importance and validity to its findings. You will be asked to complete a short anonymous survey.
The results of the study can be made available to you on request.

How long will the survey take?
The more information you provide the more beneficial it will be to achieve the aims of the study. However, some questions will not apply to you. We anticipate the survey will take approximately between 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

What are the risks associated with taking part in the research?
There are no risks anticipated with taking part in this study. Any information collected within the study will remain anonymous and therefore your answers will not be identifiable to you.

What are the benefits of taking part in the research?
The main purpose of this study is to inform for developments of a safer environment for you and others when using online dating sites by providing insight for optimal security measures to be applied.

How will we ensure any personal information used during the research is kept confidential?
The survey will be anonymous. Some demographic information will be requested such as age bracket, gender, and broad location (country mainly).
To collect the data anonymously the survey has been created on an external site and will be accessible through a link. There will be no requirement to supply any personal identifying data. All data will be held in a secure location, on a password protected secure system that can only be accessed by the researcher.

Can I withdraw from the study?
You are under the no obligation to submit the survey once you start it. You will be asked at the start of the survey to enter a short code. You can use this code to withdraw your survey from the research up until the deadline date provided, which will be when analysis begins. If you are concerned once submitted that you have revealed identifiable information, be assured that any such information will be permanently deleted and not used in any analysis or subsequent reporting.

Questions and complaints
Further Information: For further information please contact Jackie Manning on [masked], or Paul Hargreaves (research supervisor) [masked]
If you wish to raise a concern about the study, and in particular about the conduct of the study or the individuals involved, that would be inappropriate to raise with the principal investigator, these should be addressed to the University Officer for Ethics at UCLan: [masked] Please include the study name or description (so that it can be identified), the principal investigator, and the substance of the complaint in your email.
Please click on the link below to start the survey:

ID Verification on Dating Sites Survey

OSO Outdoor Stage in Barnes, by the Pond: Supersonic Queen

OSO Arts Centre

Hello MeetUp!

This live tribute band has been delighting audiences since 2010 and promises to be one of the most authentic sounding Queen bands. Come and re-live the magic and excitement of a live Queen concert spanning many of the greatest hits from the 1970s.

There will be a BBQ and Bar on-site which will open one hour before the start of the performance and throughout the event. All alcohol on-site must be purchased at the Bar; you will not be permitted to bring your own.

This is a lovely location in the heart of Barnes Village. Barnes and Barnes Bridge overland stations are nearby. Buses to/from Hammersmith, Putney and Richmond.

Please grab a ticket (£22) from the link below, then RSVP that you'll be joining me. Last time I went to one of these it was held in quite a small area, and tickets sold out quickly.


Please only RSVP to attend this event once you've purchased your ticket.


Summer Ball @ The Winning Post | £25.00 | Macmillan Cancer Support

The Winning Post

Hi All,


You can buy your ticket by calling[masked].

After a few years of Covid, let's make the most of the freedom! Why not come along to the Summer Ball hosted by The Winning Post (10 mins from Whitton station).

Not your usual meetup, this is a chance to dress smartly and see other meetup members like you never have. With the added bonus of a complimentary prosecco, and finger buffet.

There will be a DJ playing various music, to get us up and dance away, including some slow dances. The DJ will be happy to take requests on what music to play.

Please do RSVP, ASAP and buy your tickets so that they know roughly how many ppl will be coming as part of this group. Hopefully, we can have tables next to each other. Do let me know once you have booked your ticket. Please ask them to place you on Sanjay's table.



The Wonder of Stevie plus Faithettes outdoor gig at the lovely Hampton Pools

The wonderful Hampton Pools summer evenings are back.

These are lovely evenings held in the grounds of Hampton Pools. Bring a picnic and blanket. Chairs are allowed but (I think) have to sit further back.

Licensed bar, BBQ and food will be available with all major credit and debit cards accepted.

Buy your ticket NOW if interested as these really do sell out quickly. I've already got mine!!!


Please only RSVP to attend this event once you've purchased your ticket.

I will meet you outside and we'll all go in together. Further details nearer the time.